Posted on Monday, 04.29.13
Ex-Cuban spy offers to renounce US citizenship
The Associated Press
MIAMI -- A convicted Cuban spy is offering to renounce his U.S.
citizenship if a judge will allow him to serve a probation sentence in Cuba.
Rene Gonzalez was recently allowed to visit Cuba for two weeks following
his father's death and is due back May 6. His lawyer says in court
papers that Gonzalez will renounce his citizenship while in Havana at
the U.S. Interests Section, but only if he can serve his remaining
months of probation there.
U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard issued no immediate ruling.
Gonzalez is one of the so-called Cuban Five convicted of spying on
exiles in Florida and attempting to infiltrate military installations
and political campaigns. They are hailed as heroes in Cuba.
Gonzalez was released from prison in 2011 but is serving three years'